Learn to Hunt Deer in Pennsylvania Online Resources for Aspiring Hunters

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Deer Hunting 101 Online Course

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Learn from Professional Hunting Educators

This course was developed by the National Deer Association (NDA) and is powered by the leading provider of online hunter safety courses in North America. This is the most comprehensive and most popular deer hunting course available anywhere.

Comprehensive Instruction

Learn about deer behavior, what gear to buy, where to go, hunting strategies, and much more. You’ll have everything you need to get started.

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Videos and photos are included throughout the course to make information easy to learn and retain. Self-paced learning that works on any device. Get started today.

Field to Fork

The National Deer Association’s Field to Fork programs are hands-on learning opportunities for adults from non-hunting backgrounds. Field to Fork invites adults outside of the traditional hunting culture to learn every aspect of hunting and sourcing their own protein.

During the course of an event, participants receive lessons on deer biology and behavior, safety, shot placement, and processing their deer after harvest. They get time on the shooting range with crossbows or rifles and then go hunting with a mentor. All gear is provided.

This year, in partnership with private landowners, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, we will hold a minimum of 9 events covering all 4 corners of the state. Past events have ranged in size from 3 to 50 participants.

Space in these programs is limited. If you are a resident of the Philadelphia area and would like to apply for the program at either John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge or Benjamin Rush State Park, you may enter the lottery here from August 1-31. For all other events, please join the waitlist, and you will be notified if there is an opening.

Want to start learning today? Take our Deer Hunting 101 Online Course.


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Deer Hunting 101

Field to Fork

Pennsylvania Regulations

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National Deer Association

Elizabeth Kligge
Pennsylvania Field to Fork Coordinator